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Men At Lunch

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:00 AM
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"Men At Lunch" is a rich and resonant piece of work.

Inequality For All

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 27, 2013 1:12 PM
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is a popular author and pundit, but in "Inequality for All," filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth shows us Reich as a charismatic teacher at U.C. Berkeley.

Casting Directors Take The Spotlight

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 1, 2013 12:00 AM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as HBO is set to debut Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" on Monday, August 5.

Stories We Tell

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 10, 2013 12:05 AM
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I have a soft spot for Sarah Polley, as I’ve watched her grow up onscreen; my daughter and I used to watch her on TV as "Ramona" when she was 9 years old.

THE GATEKEEPERS

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 1, 2013 1:08 AM
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When Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh saw Errol Morris’ riveting documentary "The Fog of War," in which he interviews former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, he was inspired to make a film that would give viewers access to someone from his country’s inner circle.

Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 3, 2012 1:00 AM
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So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio in England produced a two-part documentary about the Charlie Chaplin archives.

The Central Park Five

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 26, 2012 1:00 AM
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In the wake of his magnificent PBS documentary 'The Dust Bowl,' Ken Burns has a new film opening in theaters that couldn’t be more different yet also explores a dark chapter in recent American history.

Under The Radar: Linotype--The Film

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 16, 2012 1:00 AM
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When I read that someone had made a documentary about the Linotype machine, I said “That’s for me.” It’s not that I’m automatically drawn to arcane subjects, but I had the great fortune to work with this mechanical marvel when I was an editor on my college newspaper, and I’ve never forgotten the experience. Thomas Edison referred to it as “the eighth wonder of the world,” yet today it is all but forgotten.

Photographic Memory—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 12, 2012 12:50 AM
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Ross McElwee made his reputation with a highly original film called 'Sherman’s March' and has continued to draw on his family history in such low-key, first-person features as 'Bright Leaves'. His latest effort, 'Photographic Memory', is another cinematic diary which follows two separate but related streams.

Searching For Sugar Man—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 5, 2012 12:44 AM
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I know I’m late to the party, but I only recently caught up with 'Searching for Sugar Man', which debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has built a steady following ever since. Its protagonist is even being profiled on '60 Minutes' this Sunday.

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